John Durham


HAMPTONVILLE — John Calvin Durham, 83, passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Mr. Durham was born Feb. 3, 1932, to the late Walter and Lou Vettie Jolly Durham. Mr. Durham served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War; he was a member of Union Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Martha Raye Howard Durham. Mr. Durham was one of 13 siblings. Surviving are his children, Rebecca Welborn, Timothy (Kathi) Durham, Nancy (Kevin) Wilson, Charles Durham; grandchildren, Todd Wilson, William (Brittany) Welborn, Patrick Welborn, Douglas Durham; great-grandchildren, Aaron Durham, Hannah Durham, and Matthew Welborn. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Union Baptist Church. His service will be held at 3 p.m. following the visitation at Union Baptist Church by the Rev. Kenny Pardue. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full Military Honors by the NC National Guard and the VFW Post 10346. In lieu of flowers memorials, may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 309, Boonville, NC 27011. Online condolences may be made at www.gentryfuneralservice.com. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Jonesville is serving the Durham family.

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